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Old 04-03-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Crossfire.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Simple answer! Crossfire! Fewer issues than the mitz.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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An Eclipse is going to have a lower cost of ownership and be more reliable then a Crossfire.

A Crossfire is going to handle better and perhaps be more fun to drive then an Eclipse, it will also be more rare.

Which one is more important to you?
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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Just remember that gasoline could reach $15/gallon (lol!) so purchase accordingly.

Here's that from what I'm lol-ing about:


YouTube - Energy expert: Gas could reach $15 per gallon
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Crossfire...SRT-6. I've never been a fan of the Eclipse since the end of the Diamond Star Motor days. The Crossfire is pretty much a Mercedes SLK and was probably the best all around car in terms of build quality and luxury that Chrysler put out during the Mercedes era. With that said, it will also be more expensive to maintain, but also much rarer and unique.

My outside pick to add to this would be an Audi TT roadster. Great little car, tons of style and appointments, but still relatively cheap to maintain since it shares its roots with the VW Golf.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I wanted to make a smart ass comment so bad ...
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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Crossfire. It has the nicer looking butt.

That and Dan Neil's scathing review on the Eclipse a while back (when he worked for the LA Times). "Sports cars should be fun to drive. This one isn't."
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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The Crossfire SRT6 is rare, but a SRT6 convertible is even more rare. Too bad only automatic is available. It's basically a Mercedes SLK32 AMG but much cheaper.

Don't rule out a Solstice GXP or Saturn Sky Redline. They can be had for cheap too and can pack a punch with a simple $500 tune to get to the 300HP mark.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: United States
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Just remember that gasoline could reach $15/gallon (lol!) so purchase accordingly.

Here's that from what I'm lol-ing about:


YouTube - Energy expert: Gas could reach $15 per gallon
That video is 3 years old. Heres the link.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfEE9Y4jCM

And I would steer away from anything Chrysler related. Would stay clear of the Mitubishi too. Ever looked at a Nissan 370Z??? You could get a 2005 or so at a decent price. Way cooler car than the other 2 combined.
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